Vacheron Constantin wins the Public Prize november 2010

On the evening of Thursday, November 18th, in front of an audience of 2000 people gathered in the Grand Théâtre de Genève for the 2010 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix award ceremony, Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres accepted on behalf of the brand the Public Prize for its new Historiques Ultra-fine 1955 model.

The Historiques Ultra-fine 1955 is currently the world’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch, at just 4.10 mm thick. It is equipped with the legendary Calibre 1003 measuring a mere 1.64 mm thick and rebuilt in 18-carat gold for its 55th anniversary in 2010. Its slender 4.10 mm case measuring 36 mm in diameter is crafted in 4N 18-carat gold and tested at 3-bar pressure equivalent to a depth of 30 meters. It indicates the hours and minutes and has an over 30-hour power reserve. It also features a black hand-stitched square-scaled alligator leather strap with 4N rose gold buckle and polished half Maltese cross.

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